After the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, the whole of America is burning in the fire of protest and people have come on the streets. The police and the government are being accused of being anti-black. The protest, which began on May 25 from Minneapolis, has spread worldwide amongst the black community. It is reported that Floyd, who was an African-American, died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck. The death of 46-year-old Floyd has triggered dissatisfaction and unrest with the imposition of curfews in dozens of cities across the States.
Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of killing Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. He is due to appear in the court of 8th June and was released on $500,000 bail.
Meanwhile, former West Indian skipper Chris Gayle has also come forward and expressed his views on the unfortunate happening that has been burning America. Gayle wrote on his Instagram story that racism is also there in cricket and he has also faced it being a black man.
“Black lives matter just like any other life. Black people matter, p***k all racist people, stop taking black people for fools, even our own black people wise the p***k up and stop bringing down your own! I have travelled the globe and experience racial remarks towards me because I am black, believe me, the list goes on.
“Racism is not only in football, it’s in cricket too. Even within teams as a black man, I get the end of the stick. Black and powerful. Black and proud,” Gayle wrote.